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Mobile NAACP Pres. observed Michael Moore's autopsy

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The NAACP is also involved in the investigation into the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Michael Moore. Early on the organization encouraged the FBI and Department of Justice to step in and conduct independent investigations into the shooting. These investigations are in addition to the ones being conducted by Mobile Police and the Mobile County District Attorney's Office. 

"Young black men are killed and it's unfortunate that we have to have outcries from the public for justice," said Ronald Ali, Mobile NAACP President. 

The NAACP also requested to be present for Moore's autopsy. Ali was there when the autopsy was conducted. 

"That report has not been finalized. That will be available in a couple of weeks probably. It would be premature for me to say anything as I'm not a coroner," said Ali. 

With several investigations now underway, Ali says the NAACP is patiently waiting for results and will respond appropriately when the time is right.  

"Situations like these make you feel like it's hopeless... We won't accept that condition. So we ask the community to continue to have faith that God is going to prevail in this situation and our resolve will not go away as a people," said Ali. 

Mobile Police Chief James Barber said it's not normal for the NAACP to sit in on an autopsy but the request was granted because the department wants to be transparent.

Meanwhile, the Mobile County NAACP will host a community mass meeting Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church.

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